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Author Archives: Edward Dunne
Stephen Hawking was one of the most gifted and most famous scientists of the last fifty years. His science demonstrated a blend of technical ability and intuition. Hawking’s best-known results concern black holes. His earliest work was on singularities in … Continue reading
Andrew Ranicki has died. Ranicki was a topologist, with particular expertise in algebraic surgery. Indeed, Ranicki had the unusual title of Professor of Algebraic Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. (Andrew was a special case for almost everything.) His two … Continue reading
Juan Meza has been appointed as the new director of the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) of the NSF, as of February 20, 2018. Meza works in scientific computing and numerical analysis. Before coming to the NSF, he was at University of … Continue reading
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Mathematical Reviews will be at the JMM in San Diego. There is always a lot going on at the meetings: invited lectures, special sessions, editorial meetings, exhibits, and the chance to connect with old friends. Mathematical Reviews is planning several … Continue reading
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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne for their work on the detection of gravitational waves. (See Note 1.) The physics and engineering that go into this accomplishment are … Continue reading
Emmanuel Candès has won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship. The official announcement is here. The LA Times has a nice write-up. Both the Los Angeles Times and the MacArthur announcement highlight Candès’s work on compressed sensing. Terry Tao has a spot-on … Continue reading
Mathematical Reviews is hiring! We are looking for a new Associate Editor to start in late spring or summer 2018. The new editor should have expertise in algebra and an interest in a range of algebraic topics, such as representation theory, … Continue reading
I just came back from the Mathematical Congress of the Americas in Montreal. It was an intense week of mathematics. Besides having excellent invited and plenary lectures, there were 70 special sessions! There were five plenary lectures: Manuel del … Continue reading